Saturday, January 19, 2019

WINTER WAVES


Rocks rattle and rumble as the high waves of winter roll over them, and then recede back into the bay.  White-crested waves crash against the seawall, spraying water, small rocks and pebbles onto the malecón.  Large rocks almost completely cover Rosita beach, which was sandy only a few months ago. 

Far out into the bay within sight of the Marieta islands, a chance surface encounter with two adult humpback whales and a newborn calf. Swimming peacefully next to them were dolphins, two of them giving exuberant breaches into the air.  We stayed near the whales for some time, sharing air and water and sky, watching their dorsal fin slapping as they lay on their backs,  and listening to their calls and loud whooshes of exhaled air.  It is here in this panga, in this bay and in these moments that Wordsworth´s lines come to mind..."... I have felt
 a presence that disturbs me with the joy of elevated thoughts;a sense sublime
Of something far more deeply interfused,
Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns,
And the round ocean and the living air,
And the blue sky, and in the mind of man..." 



EXCURSIÓN EN PANGA - SE VE LAS MARIETAS -  1/13/18 - FOTOS DE BALLENAS- DR. CLAUDIA


This panga excursion guided and donated by Karla de Peña (Boca Divers) was by invitation of board member Trisha Aljoe, who bid on it at the April PEACEAnimals online auction.

ASHORE:  The January 16th opening of "Once Caras" ("Eleven Faces") at Louise Mann´s "Mann Made Mexico" gallery at 672 Guadalupe Sanchez in Centro.  Louise has a great eye and a great gallery.  Don´t miss this collection of faces by local architect extraordinaire, Xavier Brockmann.  


CLINIC IN PITILLAL JANUARY 9-12 - It was our second visit to this serene, leafy park located behind the new Woolworth´s.
CASA ATRÁS DE WOOLWORTH´S - PITILLAL
  Directly in back of the large store and next to the bike/pedestrian path is a humble, tin-roofed home where roosters crow back and forth to other roosters living across the quiet, tree-lined river.

  
RÍO PITILLAL - PARQUE LINEAL - PITILLAL










Surgeries take place in an unused government building originally intended as a combine office/café with outdoor dining.  At 8 AM, the clinic was full.  Silvia Alvarez, head of the local government´s Bien Estar Animal was there with three rescue puppies.  If interested in adopting, contact Silvia.  sirula69@gmail.com
SILVIA ALVAREZ CON 3 HERMANITOS RESCATADOS Y PARA ADOPCIÓN.  

ALEJANDRA CON "TANITA" - PITILLAL 1/9/19
Also there, the very pretty Alejandra Vargas,  whom I had met at the clinic in Coapinole.  She had taken an emaciated female Chihuahua home with her because its very neglectful owner no longer wanted his pet. "Cleo" had been hit by a car and unable to put weight on one of her legs.  The vets chose not to spay the dog because of its low weight and fragile condition.  Alejandra´s surprise was a solitary female puppy born weeks later.  Four months old now, lovely little "Tanita" is for adoption. So is Cleo, her mama. Contact:  vargas222alej@hotmail.com

CLEO Y TANITA PARA ADOPCIÓN
TANIT, HIJA DE CLEO, EN ADOPCIÓN

Cleo is now healthy and has recovered use of the injured leg.


STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN PITILLAL 1/9-1/12:

Male Dogs - 29; Female dogs - 59; Male cats - 31; Female cats - 46

TOTAL: 164! PLUS pregnancy terminated for 1 cat with 5 fetuses.

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN PITILLAL:  2,600 PESOS

PITILLAL - PARQUE LINEAL - CLÍNICA EL 9 DE ENERO


THE CLINIC IN PITILLAL (78%)  WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT FROM MARCHIG ANIMAL WELFARE FUND (Scotland).   www.marchigtrust.org  THE REMAINING 22% WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT FROM FONDATION MARCHIG (Switzerland).  www.foundationmarchig.org
CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL - 9 DE NOVIEMBRE
CLINICA EN PITILLAL JANUARY 16-19

Steve Stowell, new board member and part-time resident of Puerto Vallarta and Santa Fe, drove with me to the Pitillal location and helped carry a donated cat/small dog kennel filled with donated collars and leashes. 
STEVE STOWELL-NUEVO MIEMBRO DE LA MESA DIRECTIVA 
I recognized Amber, who had volunteered at our clinics four years ago.  She is currently studying to be a vet in Canada, but while here for a visit, is helping PEACEAnimals again.



STERILIZATIONS IN PITILLAL-
JANUARY 16-19:


MALE DOGS - 13; FEMALE DOGS - 29; MALE CATS - 30; FEMALE CATS - 46   TOTAL:  118


DONATIONS AT PITILLAL CLINIC 1/16-19:  1,680 PESOS

SEGUNDA CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL -1/16-19
THE SECOND CLINIC IN  PITILLAL JANUARY 16-19 WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT FROM FOUNDATION MARCHIG 
(Scotland).
www.foundationmarchig.org  (Both foundations donated $5,000 USD each to PEACEAnimals clinics).

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  Harriet Murray - $100 USD

Theresa Gerelus and Ted Wakefield- 250 Dog Collars; 180 Leashes;  3 Dog Kennels - collected from the good people of Winnipeg.  Boxes and kennels arrived by plane with Theresa and Ted on 1/14.

Anonymous customer at Choco Museo - $2.00 USD


EDUCATION PROGRAM:  Leslie Caratachea presented to 35 primary students at the Venustiano Carranza school in colonia Loma Bonita on Tuesday, January 15th.


CLÍNICA IN PITILLAL - PARQUE LINEAL - 9 DE ENERO


HORARIO/SCHEDULE

JANUARY

23-26 - Valle Dorado - en la delegación

30-2 - February - los Tamarindos

FEBRUARY 6-9 - Coapinole

February 13-16 - EL TUITO- la casita de Kai Doyle

20-23 - San Blas, Nayarit - PETS FOR LIFE

27-March 2 - Bucerias, Nayarit - PETS FOR LIFE

March 6-9 - la Cruz, Nayarit - PETS FOR LIFE

APRIL - TBA

MAY - 15-18 - San Juan de Abajo

PHOTOS OF DOGS FOR ADOPTION AT THE CITY SHELTER (293-3690)
KITTENS AND CATS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION.
 FOTOS/NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE LOS PERROS EN EL ALBERGUE (293-3690) PARA ADOPCIÓN (TAMBIÉN HAY GATOS Y GATITOS):
  
SEGUNDA CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL - JANUARY 16-19

TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE OR RESCUE NEEDED- 911 - ASK FOR THE GREEN PATROL (PATRULLA VERDE)  OR CALL THE CITY SHELTER - (322) 293-3690
 FOR WEEKLY CLINIC DIRECTIONS (SPANISH ONLY)  (322) 113-3955
 PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES  O PARA ANIMALES QUE NECESITAN AYUDA - LLAME  A LA POLICA - 911 - Y PIDA LA PATRULLA VERDE o llama al albergue  (322) 293 3690

LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES EN ESPAÑOL Y COMO LLEGAR A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955


COLINA FREE SPAY&NEUTER CLINIC - 9 am Every Sunday.  Recommend arrive
7:30-8 AM.  First 15-20 animals accepted.  491 Venustiano Carranza in colonia Emiliano Zapata.  For more information: Colina Spay and Neuter Clinic - Facebook.

PLEASE HELP WITH LUNCH DONATIONS FOR PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM.  
NECESITAMOS SU APOYO.  FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO.
PEACEANIMALS has a lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day -  4 days a week.  Fifth person every Wednesday & Thursday is star volunteer, Frank Ohly. Please advise which day you would like to donate. 
¡NOS URGEN VOLUNTARIOS PARA LAS CLÍNICAS! 
 PARA AVISAR:  Leslie Caratachea por FB o  infopeaceanimals@gmail.com

WE ARE IN GREAT NEED OF VOLUNTEERS AT  CLINICS.  Please contact Leslie Caratachea via FB or (just drop by. FOR INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING: 
 http://www.peaceanimals.org/volunteer_1/volunteer_duties


(Fotos arriba:  Amber - voluntaria de Calgary y estudiante de medicina veterinaria en Canadá - con hermosa cachorrita y con Leslie y  con gatos antes de cirugía.  Segunda clínica en Pitillal).



DR.POLI Y DR PACHECO - PREPARANDO PARA CIRUGIÍA - SEGUNDA CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL


NEEDED:   USED/NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS AND NEW/USED COLLARS AND LEASHES TO GIVE TO DOG OWNERS AT CLINICS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL - PARQUE LINEAL - REGISTRANDO MASCOTAS 1/9/19

                                                                                                                                                  
COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY $1,800 USD.
PÈRRITA RESCATADA, ADOPTADA Y  ASUSTADA - SEGUNDA CLÍNICA EN PITILLAL - 1/16-19
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION VIA CHECK, CREDIT CARD, PAYPAL, BEQUEST OR STOCK TRANSFER.  Note:  Stocks are transferred at full value without the donating stock owner being taxed.



PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM - EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS - DR. ANTHONY, LESLIE, DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO
PEACEAnimalsis under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.,  a US 501 (c)(3) charity located in Portland, Oregon. Please make payments payable to either BBC INC or Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.  Donations are tax deductible and should be earmarked for PEACEAnimals. Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC, Inc) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
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Amy Welch, Secretary-Treasurer amywelchpdx@comcast.net
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr Portland, OR 97217    Tel:503 285 4007


THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:  


            


THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.

JARDÍNES BOTÁNICOS - PTO. VALLARTA
Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
gretchen@peaceanimals.org  www.peaceanimals.org 
www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com  https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

¡FELIZ AÑO NUEVO!



EL CERRO




On December 24th, before catching a flight to San Francisco, I walked up the hill ("el cerro") to the simple iron cross overlooking the bay.  On that cool morning, the early sun was only giving its light to a southern stretch of red tile roofs.
VISTA DE LA CRUZ- EL CERRO
EL VIEJO PASEO HASTA LA CRUZ EN EL CERRO
 A few years ago I had watched burros trudging up and down the very steep hill carrying bags of cement.  This went on for months until an unnecessary double stairway and unnecessary viewing platforms had been built.  The primitive, cement trail that winds through trees and scrub still exists and I prefer it.


Marin County, California - Lagunitas Creek

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep..."


In San Francisco with family,  my favorite short excursion was to Marin County´s Lagunitas Creek, a 24-mile long stream that flows from Mt. Tamalpais to Tamales Bay.  The beautiful stream, winding through ferns, redwoods and other moss-covered trees, provides the largest spawning runs in the central California coast of the endangered Coho salmon.  We watched their occasional leaps and splashes as they forcefully swam, sometimes in pairs, upstream to spawn and to die.  Their descendants will make their way to the ocean, returning via magnetoception to their natal river,  continuing the cycle of life.
 PISA-LIKE PINE TREE IN PLAZA OF  EL PORVENIR, NAYARIT


PORVENIR, NAYARIT: The Ameca river flows from el Bosque de la Primavera ("Spring Forest") for 230 kilometers before it empties into Banderas Bay.  The river, whose mangroves are the natural habitat to crocodiles, separates the states of Jalisco and Nayarit.  With heavy rains, some crocodiles are washed down the river and into the bay.  Protected, they are captured and returned to the river.  Sometimes as I drive north over the Ameca bridge,  I think about that section collapsing during heavy rains at 2:30 in the morning about eight years ago.   I don´t remember how many cars went into the river - two or three - but there were no survivors. 
PORVENIR

On December 19th I headed north, crossing over the río Ameca and then turning east at Mezcales.  The morning sun shone brightly in my squinting eyes as I drove towards the foothills and Porvenir, the second small town after leaving the highway.  The trip took about an hour, and the clinic was already full at 8:30.  Volunteers reported pet owners had started arriving at the empty government building across from the plaza at 7 AM.  Because we had run out
of kennels, dogs were being
LESLIE TRANQUILIZANDO PERROS SIN HAULAS.
tranquilized as they were held or standing next to their owners.  Normally cats are sterilized before dogs, as it takes felines longer to come out of anesthesia. That day,  it was dogs without kennels first.


A tall, quiet young man arrived with three black Lab mixes, one of which was emaciated. The man said it was a street dog that had followed them in.  He agreed to sign for it, feed it after surgery and keep it overnight. 
3 NEGRITOS - EL PERRO MUY FLACO NO TENÍA DUEÑO -LOS 3 FUERON ESTERILIZADOS - EL PORVENIR
Linda Stewart, the very animated organizer of clinics in Nayarit, was holding an undernourished, young beige Chihuahua. At the clinic the day before,  the owner had given her one-year old 
dog to Linda.  
 
CLÍNICA EN PORVENIR, NAYARIT




CLINIC IN PORVENIR:  DECEMBER 17-20

ANA, VOLUNTARIA - PORVENIR, NAYARIT


STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN PORVENIR:

Male dogs - 11; Female dogs - 54; Male cats - 35; Female cats -56

TOTAL:  156!   PLUS

Pregnancy terminated for 1 dog 8 fetuses; 1 cat with 6 fetuses; 1 cat with 4 fetuses

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN PORVENIR:  1,840 pesos


PORVENIR

THE CLINIC IN PORVENIR WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT FROM MARCHIG ANIMAL WELFARE FUND (Scotland).

CLINIC IN IXTAPA DECEMBER 12-15:  The following numbers were missing from the December 15 blog:

Male dogs -17 ; Female dogs - 60; Male cats - 28; Female cats - 48

TOTAL: 153!

PLUS pregnancies terminated for 1 dog with 8 fetuses and 1 cat with 5 fetuses

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA: 1,600 pesos

THE CLINIC IN IXTAPA WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT FROM MARCHIG ANIMAL WELFARE FUND (Scotland).
PORVENIR

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS (THE OFFER OF A MATCHING GIFT UP TO $3,000 USD WAS MET!):

Michael Turner - $50 USD (monthly donation)

Bonnie Callens - $500 USD

Steve Stowell - $3,000 USD

Pamela Evans - $100 USD -Christmas gifts for her cousins Janelle Barry and Karen Marshall

Marsha Stanek - $25 USD

Mike Smith - $200 USD

William Goodloe - $25 USD

Connie Farion-  $289.50 x 5 months = $1,447.50 CA

Susan and Robert Barry -
$1,800 (sponsors one clinic) Sue wrote:  "I´m a friend of Ofelia McHugh, PEACEAnimals board member, and am so impressed with your programs, spay/neuter clinics,  proactive approach and the mission to prevent animal suffering.  We have the sweetest little Chihuahua from Puerto Vallarta.  Kika is nine years old and a constant joy.  In fact, we have a neighborhood full of Chihuahuas, thanks to Ofelia and her mother Penny..."

Anonymous family foundation - $10,000 USD

Hadene Klassnik - $100 USD

Bo Jarnstedt - $50 USD

John Drum - $100 USD

Vallarta Adventures - Known for their excellent outdoor adventures, this is a philanthropically-minded company.  In addition to donating generously to our online auctions, Vallarta Adventures has been donating 5,000 pesos worth of vet supplies nine months a year since 2016. For an even a longer period of time, the adventure company has been supplying pet food on a regular basis to the local animal shelter,  which receives very minimal support from the government. 


https://www.vallarta-adventures.com/en/inspiring-change

EDUCATION PROGRAM:  CHRISTMAS BREAK- no school
PORVENIR, NAYARIT
SHAKIRA THE XOLO - UPDATE: Her eleven puppies (the tiniest of the original twelve died a couple of days after birth) are now three weeks old and will be neutered and spayed at a PEACEAnimals clinic at approximately eight weeks.  There are four females - 2 hairless and 2 fluffy ones and 5 hairless males and 2 fluffies.  Mama Shakira, also for adoption,  weighs 15-17 kilos.  As her romeo is a German Shepherd, puppies will probably be a bit larger.  If interested in meeting/adopting, please contact LADRA via FB.  There will be adoption application forms to fill out.


SHAKIRA LA DULCE XOLO Y SUS 11 BEBÉS DE 3 SEMANAS.   VAN ESTAR EN ADOPCIÓN DESPUES DE ESTAR ESTERILIZADOS A 8-12 SEMANAS.   CONTACTO:  LADRA POR FB.


HORARIO/SCHEDULE

JANUARY

9-12 -Parque Lineal - Pitillal

16-19 - Parque Lineal - Pitillal

23-26 - Valle Dorado - en la delegación

30-2 February - los Tamarindos

FEBRUARY 6-9 - Coapinole

February 13-16 - EL TUITO- la casita de Kai Doyle

20-23 - San Blas, Nayarit - PETS FOR LIFE

27-March 2 - Bucerias, Nayarit - PETS FOR LIFE

March 6-9 - la Cruz, Nayarit - PETS FOR LIFE

APRIL - TBA

MAY - 15-18 - San Juan de Abajo

FOR PHOTOS OF DOGS FOR ADOPTION AT THE CITY SHELTER (293-3690)  KITTENS AND CATS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION.
https://perrospv.000webhostapp.com/lista-de-perros.html    

TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE OR RESCUE NEEDED- 911 - ASK FOR THE GREEN PATROL (PATRULLA VERDE)  OR CALL THE CITY SHELTER - (322) 293-3690)
FOR WEEKLY CLINIC DIRECTIONS (SPANISH ONLY)  (322) 113-3955

EL PORVENIR, NAYARIT - DR. POLI

COLINA FREE SPAY&NEUTER CLINIC - Every Sunday at 9 AM.  Recommend arrive 7:30-8 AM.  First 15-20 animals  will be accepted.  Address: 491 Venustiano Carranza in colonia Emiliano Zapata between Naranjo and Jacarandas streets.  For more information: Colina Spay and Neuter Clinic - Facebook.
TRQUILIZADA ANTES DE CIRUGÍA - NO    EL PORVENIR


PLEASE HELP WITH LUNCH DONATIONS FOR PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM.   PEDIMOS DONACIÓNES DE ALMUERZOS PARA EL EQUIPO, POR FAVOR. 

PEACEANIMALS has a lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day -  4 days a week.  The fifth person every Wednesday & Thursday is star volunteer, Frank Ohly. Please advise which day you would like to donate. 


WE ARE IN GREAT NEED OF VOLUNTEERS AT  CLINICS.  Please contact Leslie Caratachea via FB or infopeaceanimals@gmail.com, or just drop by. 


¡NOS URGEN VOLUNTARIOS PARA LAS CLÍNICAS!


FOR INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING: 
 http://www.peaceanimals.org/volunteer_1/volunteer_duties

LESLIE, VET TECH Y FRANK, VOLUNTARIO - EL PORVENIR


NEEDED:   USED/NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS AND NEW/USED COLLARS AND LEASHES TO GIVE TO DOG OWNERS AT CLINICS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                  
COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY $1,800 USD.
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION VIA CHECK, CREDIT CARD, PAYPAL, BEQUEST OR STOCK TRANSFER.  Note:  Stocks are transferred at full value without the donating stock owner being taxed.

PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM - EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS - DR. ANTHONY, LESLIE, DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO

PEACEAnimals is under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.,  a US 501 (c)(3) charity located in Portland, Oregon. Please make payments payable to either BBC INC or Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.  Donations are tax deductible and should be earmarked for PEACEAnimals. Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC, Inc) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Amy Welch,
Secretary-Treasurer
amywelchpdx@comcast.net
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr
Portland, OR 97217    
503 285 4007


THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:  


            


THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.

WISHING YOU A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR.

Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
gretchen@peaceanimals.org  www.peaceanimals.org 
www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com  https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals


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PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES  O PARA ANIMALES QUE NECESITAN AYUDA - LLAME  A LA POLICA - 911 - Y PIDA LA PATRULLA VERDE o al centro de acopio  (322) 293 3690
 

LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES Y COMO LLEGAR (EN ESPAÑOL) A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955

NECESITAMOS SU APOYO.  FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO.

TAMBIEN NOS URGEN VOLUNTARIOS.

GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.
Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de la mesa directiva
gretchen@peaceanimals.org   www.peaceanimals.org